November 2013 Presentations

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In November 2013, students presented the latest results for several Desert-FMP research projects. Invasive plants, small mammals, and ecological specialization were some of the topics discussed. Below are some of the presentations from that meeting.   Vegetations’ Response to Fire, Herbivory, and Precipitation by Rory O’Connor       Fire, … Continue Reading

Mojave Desert Fire Ecology Workshop

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Presentations and photos from the 2013 Mojave Desert Fire Ecology Workshop are now available. Follow the link to see the powerpoint presentations, photos, and videos presented at the April workshop at Lytle Ranch. If you have questions about the presentations, see our collaborators link to reach many of the workshop participants.

Video: Climate-driven invasive grass-fire cycles in the Mojave

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This video shows Landsat 5 imagery of Beaver Dam Wash from 1985 through 2011. Green represents vegetation and red represents recent fire. It was provided by BYU PhD candidate Kevin Horn. He is examining the potential for ecosystem recovery by investigating post-fire plant physiology, seed dispersal through small mammals, and … Continue Reading